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Performing Mouth Care

Course Syllabus

This course provides an overview of the importance of handwashing with lots of interesting facts and tips about handwashing. Includes information to support handwashing as the single most important measure for infection control.


Discuss how germs are spread on the hands of healthcare workers.
Recite and demonstrate the five steps of proper handwashing.
List at least four situations when you should wash your hands.
Discuss at least three ways to protect your hands from drying, cracking, and dermatitis.
Discuss the barriers that keep healthcare workers from washing their hands.

Audio: Yes
Course Length: 1 hour(s)
Audience: Home Health Aide; Hospice Aide; Nurse Assistant - CNA; Personal Care Aide
CE Credit: 1 hour(s)
CE Approval Statement: In the Know is an approved provider of online CNA continuing education in 49 states. (Exception: The state of Delaware provides free continuing education to all Delaware CNAs.)
Disclosures: The authors, planners and reviewers of this educational activity declare no conflicts of interest with this activity. There are no commercial interests or sponsorships related to this educational activity.

Course Additional Information

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    Course Code: ITK1040037

    Available in PDF: Yes

    State Code: FL BON CE Provider#: 50-16953, Topic Approval Code: 20-511067; CDPH Approval: NAC# 7036